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Finding Inspiration For Weight Loss

Weighed in this morning at 159.4 pounds, up two pounds from my last post a little over a week ago.

The Vitamin B12 supplements seem to be working ok. I take one every morning and let it melt under my tongue. I can't say that they give me a big boost of energy, but they do seem to give me a little boost. When I workout, I seem to have more stamina.

Last night I hooked with a gal who hadn't seen me in a long time, and she was amazed at how much weight I've lost. She asked me, "So how did you do it?". And I just said that it was a combination of eating fewer calories and exercising. And isn't it always that? I mean, all the different diets out there are based on those two simple concepts. The differences between the diets are just different foods and eating habits.

But this gal has put on more weight since I last saw her four or five years ago. Her problem is low self esteem. She hates being fat, and hates the way she looks, but that's not enough to get her to do something about it. All that does is keeps her indoors and hidden from society. She needs something else to inspire her to get fit and healthy.

She says she would do something about it if she found a boyfriend who really liked her for who she is. She'd be inspired to improve her body and health just for him. But the irony is that her weight keeps her indoors and away from seeing anyone. She'll never find someone to love her.

The change starts by learning to respect herself.

5 comments:

June 4, 2011 at 7:03 AM Anonymous said...

As you mentioned, she should learn to respect herself with or without a boyfriend.

What kind of work out are you doing these days? Are you still cutting back on your eating 4days a week? I think 160 lb for your height is ideal (if you don't mind my opinion.)

I've been trying to lose 10 lbs I gained back of 25 lbs lost two years ago. It's been tough to get in the weight loss mode as I did two years ago but am not giving up. Reading the weight loss blogs such as yours, Pastaqueen, 52diets52weeks.net, lowcarbcompatible.com inspires me.You are correct in saying weight loss is about eating less (and move more.) Most diets work. It's a matter of picking a diet sustainable for you in a long run and stick to it.

June 5, 2011 at 3:07 AM Steve Johnson said...

@Anonymous, I'm doing fitness bootcamp 3 days a week, and then weightlifting machines at a local gym 2 days a week. Yeah, I think 160 pounds is ideal for me too, but I know I still have some fat on the sides of my belly that's just tough to burn off. Good luck on getting the motivation up!

June 22, 2011 at 11:04 AM Dan said...

Hey Steve interesting diet blog here. Thanks for sharing. take care

March 9, 2012 at 5:28 PM Anonymous said...

Are you still doing the beef Jerky diet?

October 9, 2013 at 7:27 AM Wayne scrivner said...

That's ironic about your friend. I think that probably happens to a lot of folks. My wife and I tried the low carb diets and it was amazing for me and not as great for my wife. Doc said men respond better for some reason. Maybe your friend could try the beef jerky diet and have you write about the results. Thanks for the good stories.

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